Linked by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on Thu 6th Aug 2009 20:23 UTC
In the News RadioShack will be taking a leaf out of Microsoft's book (remember that Bing thing?) by renaming itself to simply "The Shack" in the hopes that it will reach out to consumers to help them understand that the store isn't just a nuts-and-bolts (batteries-and-parts, anyone?) place for the electronic era. They want people to know that they're competing with those larger retail stores in selling computers, LCD televisions, and more, and I suppose they think "The Shack" will cause droves of people to suddenly forsake BestBuy and Wal-Mart's offerings of the common consumer electronics. In a way I couldn't rewrite better, a RadioShack veteran customer writes his feelings on the subject at hand and stresses that "you can change your look, even your name, but you are still just what you are--and people notice."
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Hey Remember Us!?
by jackastor on Mon 10th Aug 2009 13:53 UTC
jackastor
Member since:
2009-05-05

It's just a cheap way to get some publicity. Doing something ridiculous because people quit paying attention to them. Very much like North Korea.

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RE: Hey Remember Us!?
by ssa2204 on Tue 11th Aug 2009 05:46 in reply to "Hey Remember Us!?"
ssa2204 Member since:
2006-04-22

It's just a cheap way to get some publicity. Doing something ridiculous because people quit paying attention to them. Very much like North Korea.


Yeah, but I doubt they will be able to get Bill Clinton into their stores ;)

For me, Radio Shack was for years the place to go to get those parts you could not find anywhere else. When I needed a mix of different gauge cables and wiring they had it. When I needed those obscure audio adapters, they add them. When I needed x, y, or z part to do something custom with anything electronics, they were the place to go...years back

But when they had some genius think they could become a regular electronics a la Best Buy, I stopped going.

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RE[2]: Hey Remember Us!?
by sbergman27 on Tue 11th Aug 2009 06:02 in reply to "RE: Hey Remember Us!?"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

For me, Radio Shack was for years the place to go to get those parts you could not find anywhere else.

Sadly, today it is probably best known as the place you can go where that nice, though slightly overweight young man will change out the battery in your hearing aid.

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